The Coming of the Holy Spirit
1 # Lev 23.15-21; Deut 16.9-11. And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7And they were all amazed and marveled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? 8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 9Par´thi-ans, and Medes, and E´lamites, and the dwellers in Mesopota´mi-a, and in Judea, and Cappado´cia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10Phryg´i-a, and Pamphyl´i-a, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyre´ne, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
Peter's Address at Pentecost
14But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;
17 # Joel 2.28-32. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God,
I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh:
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams:
18and on my servants and on my handmaidens
I will pour out in those days of my Spirit;
and they shall prophesy:
19and I will show wonders in heaven above,
and signs in the earth beneath;
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:
20the sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the moon into blood,
before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21and it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
22Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23#Matt 27.35; Mark 15.24; Luke 23.33; John 19.18. him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24#Matt 28.5,6; Mark 16.6; Luke 24.5. whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25#Ps 16.8-11. For David speaketh concerning him,
I foresaw the Lord always before my face;
for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
26therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad;
moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:
27because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell,#2.27,31 hell, Greek Hades.
neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
28Thou hast made known to me the ways of life;
thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
29Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30#Ps 89.3,4; 132.11. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne; 31he, seeing this before, spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell,#2.27,31 hell, Greek Hades. neither his flesh did see corruption. 32This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. 33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34#Ps 110.1. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,
The Lord said unto my Lord,
Sit thou on my right hand,
35until I make thy foes thy footstool.
36Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 42And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Life among the Believers
43And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44#Acts 4.32-35. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45#Matt 19.21; Mark 10.21; Luke 12.33; 18.22. and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.#2.47 such as should be saved or those who were being saved.